This week with Arlene and Jeff:
Landfall Space Academy
As the two stepped through the entrance, the academy computer greeted them by name after comparing their full bio scans to their application scans.
Before it could go on, Diana spoke up, "If it is possible, we would like to room together. We come from similar planets and our backgrounds are analogous as well."
The computer made no comment about her request other than to give them their building and room number. A slot opened and two new comps slid out of a wall as it continued, "These will replace your personal comps while you are students here. Keep them with you at all times unless an instructor tells you otherwise. I have downloaded location maps. Stow your gear in your quarters and report to lecture hall 101A at 0900 hours for orientation. You will be given further instructions at that time."
Then with only a slight hesitation, "Next," it announced in a louder voice.
As they moved away from the entrance, "Let's see if we can find 101A before we look for our room. That way we won't have to worry about where it is, later," Diana suggested.
"There," Selina commented. "I see 100A all the way at the end of the hall. 101A should be near."
It wasn't, nor did its location show on their new comps, and it took a while to find it. They were very glad they had located it now instead of having to endure a frantic and time-consuming search later when they should have already been in the lecture hall.
"This is not logical," Selina protested when they later found the room. "Room 101 should be near 100, not at the other end of the building and down another corridor."...
Have a goodun;